Egypt's Request to Change the Peace Treaty

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Lappin - Sinai has become a base for jihadi elements, including homegrown al-Qaeda-inspired Salafi groups made up of radicalized Bedouin, and Palestinian terror operatives who enter Sinai from Gaza. The radical terror groups target Egyptian military forces as well as the IDF, meaning that Cairo and Jerusalem have a common interest in seeing Egypt reestablish sovereignty over Sinai. Egypt is requesting to alter sections of the 1979 Camp David peace accord that limit its military presence in Sinai, to allow more Egyptian forces in to push back the jihadis and reestablish security for both Egypt and Israel. Unfortunately, things aren't so simple. The Muslim Brotherhood that has ascended to power has a radical, worrisome ideology, and it is far too soon to know the impact on Egypt's policies toward Israel.

2012-09-25 00:00:00

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